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  • Everyone deserves 55 liters/day

    Access to adequate water for drinking and sanitation is a fundamental human right. At a bare minimum, a person needs a minimum of 55 liters of water a day for these purposes. However, if societies set the price of water too low, it leads to waste and inefficiency. A solution entails some kind of resource re-appropriation that involves people who can afford to pay the full social price of water subsidizing the cost for those who are not able to. While many will balk at this idea, it is similar in concept to what is used by the U.S. Postal Service to provide mail service to rural areas.

  • Things that could go wrong with privatising water

    I believe just for the fact that we all need water to survive that should make this a human right not something some guys sitting in a company laughing while millions that can’t afford it are dying of dehydration. Privatising it would cause even more deaths than there are now when water isn’t privatised because if you miss one payment then no water for you for the month since you missed one small payment.Plus depending on how many companies there are doing this has a chance to not be a small payment.Don’t forget privatising means that it could only be one person who controls it what if they don’t like someone so they just shut off all water to their house then what there are way too many scenarios and reasons privatising water would go wrong.That is why I think water is a human right.

  • Things that could go wrong with privatising water

    I believe just for the fact that we all need water to survive that should make this a human right not something some guys sitting in a company laughing while millions that can’t afford it are dying of dehydration. Privatising it would cause even more deaths than there are now when water isn’t privatised because if you miss one payment then no water for you for the month since you missed one small payment.Plus depending on how many companies there are doing this has a chance to not be a small payment.Don’t forget privatising means that it could only be one person who controls it what if they don’t like someone so they just shut off all water to their house then what there are way too many scenarios and reasons privatising water would go wrong.That is why I think water is a human right.

  • To have a water is our right ! And we are blessed with it...

    Yes water is a human right ! Anything can live without food but not without water. Yes its a chemical compound though we need it the most to live and spend a life .We are blessed with this privillage so its our right.Moving ahead that water is our right it should necessary to mention that a clean water is our right .Not save a clean water for ourselves but for the needy one who cant afford the clean water.Its our duty to save water and balance the water cycle for the coming generation to get this privillage of clean water. Yeas its our right because this chemical compound is a human need.

  • To have a water is our right ! And we are blessed with it...

    Yes water is a human right ! Anything can live without food but not without water. Yes its a chemical compound though we need it the most to live and spend a life .We are blessed with this privillage so its our right.Moving ahead that water is our right it should necessary to mention that a clean water is our right .Not save a clean water for ourselves but for the needy one who cant afford the clean water.Its our duty to save water and balance the water cycle for the coming generation to get this privillage of clean water. Yeas its our right because this chemical compound is a human need.

  • Water is our most basic of needs, aside from oxygen.

    Clean water should be a right for people in every nation. We should prioritize bettering humanity in this most basic of ways. Like Silly Otter said, access to clean water would allow for agricultural development, more sanitary living conditions and thus lead to growth. It is time humanity stopped ripping itself apart over trivial things and worked together to create a better world.

  • Feed the World.

    Water, the most valuable natural resource on Earth, we take it for granted.

    The privatization of water is sad, the most basic human need, bottled and sold for a profit.
    Drilling water from Africa, Middle East, South America for money, leaving behind pollution and no water.

    Supplying clean water to everyone on Earth would instantly increase living conditions, lives would be improved as they can farm, stay healthier, and can start to improve and expand.

    Water should be a human right.

  • Water is a compound.

    It is simply a chemical compound. It is not a right. Perhaps the question has to do with access to water being a right. There is much legal precedent dealing with this issue. Some deal with water flow for power, some with access to water for recreation, and some with water as a life sustaining resource. Maybe the question needs to be tweaked.

  • Is Food? .

    Fod is something that we eat and water is something we drink. If people can't get the stuff they need to survive they should just go find it. If you were starting would you sit there and hope that food comes to your plate. You might if you were not lazy just stand up and go get it. Some people actually do that and some don't. That is think what I. Challenge me if you want.

  • Water is not a right

    Clean water is very important for many people but is it a right? It is not a right, but a privilege. It cost money to get clean water. If some poor people get a free well or filter, that is a privilege, they didn’t pay. Just like it costs to get a TV. If you somehow get it for free on your birthday, it is a privilege. Yes, people need clean water but it is not other people’s responsibility to give others and pay for their water. But that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t stop giving other people clean water. It is a good thing to give clean water to the poor. But having the clean water is not a right. And who would pay for a right? Most of the people in the world have water bills. Some people will say, shelter is a right, food is a right… think again. How many people do you see on the street begging for money, without a home or food or water? If all the these are rights, then wouldn’t the government help them? If people think it is a right, their only reason they have will be “clean water is important for people”. Obviously, it is important for people, but how does that prove it is a right? We are lucky to have water, so it is a privilege. In addition to that, on debate.Org, most people say that water isn’t a right, it is a simple chemical compound. And the people who says it is a right says “Clean water should be a right.” It says “should” be a right. That basically means it isn’t, but should.

  • Water is not a right

    Clean water is very important for many people but is it a right? It is not a right, but a privilege. It cost money to get clean water. If some poor people get a free well or filter, that is a privilege, they didn’t pay. Just like it costs to get a TV. If you somehow get it for free on your birthday, it is a privilege. Yes, people need clean water but it is not other people’s responsibility to give others and pay for their water. But that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t stop giving other people clean water. It is a good thing to give clean water to the poor. But having the clean water is not a right. And who would pay for a right? Most of the people in the world have water bills. Some people will say, shelter is a right, food is a right… think again. How many people do you see on the street begging for money, without a home or food or water? If all the these are rights, then wouldn’t the government help them? If people think it is a right, their only reason they have will be “clean water is important for people”. Obviously, it is important for people, but how does that prove it is a right? We are lucky to have water, so it is a privilege. In addition to that, on debate.Org, most people say that water isn’t a right, it is a simple chemical compound. And the people who says it is a right says “Clean water should be a right.” It says “should” be a right. That basically means it isn’t, but should.

  • Rights aren't limited

    Let's say you have 1,000 gallons of water to split between 10 people. You know you'll run out eventually. So you pass a law declaring water to be a human right... And everybody is entitled to 500 gallons each. So, 500 to 10 people. How many gallons of water do you have?

    You still have 1,000 gallons. Scarcity is a real thing, and you can't command more of a scarce thing into existence. Declaring a scarce commodity a human right does absolutely nothing insofar as it changing the supply of that commodity.

    Saying that we should make serious efforts to make sure that we get water to as many people as possible (which is something we should do) is not the same as declaring that water is a human right (which is something we should not do).

  • No water is not a right

    Water is a compound. It is simply a chemical compound. It is not a right. Perhaps the question has to do with access to water being a right. There is much legal precedent dealing with this issue. Some deal with water flow for power, some with access to water for recreation, and some with water as a life sustaining resource. Maybe the question needs to be tweaked. I am not plagiarizing, I am using my resources.


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